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Anyone here ever had a hernia?


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Well, I had a hiatal hernia that was causing really bad GERD.  I had it repaired on Nov 29th, along with some bariatric surgery.  I am currently on a mush diet.   I haven't had a single instance of heart burn or GERD in the last 2 weeks, which is something new for me.  I've been living in pain for a while, and it is great not to be that way.  Oh, and starvation diets DO work.  I have lost 40 lBS since NOV 15 (which includes my pre-op diet).  If I can loose another 60, I will officially be normal...physically, if not mentally!



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I have an umbilical hernia. The doctor said it would not be a problem as long as I didn't gain any more weight, but I am losing weight and the hernia seems to be going in a bit. I have no pain associated with it.



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I'd normally be worried if someone told me they were on a starvation diet, but it sounds like you're under a physician's care, Chalup. Glad you're improving! I hope you're able to eat real food soon though.

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Thanks Cashmere.  I appreciate that. I was half kidding with the starvation diet, but yeah I am working with my surgeon and a dietitian.    I am only on the current diet while I heal.   By mid Jan, I should be able to be on a regular food, though until I reach my goal, I will be on a 1200 cal/day diet.   I will only be able to eat 1/2 cup of food at a time, and have to do that 4-5 times a day.  Also, I will be starting an exercise program once healed as well.     



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Sounds like a great plan. It will be tough, but hopefully worth it!

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I have a good friend who had jaw surgery and was on a liquid diet. If it's anything like that, I can imagine you've lost quite a bit, El Chalupacabra. Hope your recovery continues to go well.

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My brother had a broken jaw from a car accident years ago, and had to have his mouth wired shut and only had liquids.  He lost like 35 lbs, in a span of 6 weeks, so I think I have some idea what your friend went through.  While I had surgery, I'd take this over what my brother went through. He starved the whole time.  I am just now starting to get some appetite, but it is a lot easier to control.   Plus, I am up to pureed foods, now.  In another 2 weeks, regular food with a measuring cup.  As of now, I have lost another  7lbs since my last posting.


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Here’s another hernia question.  I’ve been hearing a lot of guys with groin hernias talking about being able to push them back in.  This is evidently a common thing, but it seems pointless in my case.  Mine will go back in if I’m lying down on my back, so I know it isn’t incarcerated, but it always falls back out when I stand up because of a thing called gravity.  What am I missing?  How is it supposed to stay in while I am in a vertical position?  I watched an instructional youtube video explaining how to push it back in, and step 1 is to lay down, so at least I’m doing something right, but what’s the point of pushing it back in if it is instantly out again once I stand up?  What am I doing wrong?



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The intestine stays in as long as the tear is small enough to keep it from "pouring" back out . The pressure of the the intestine on the tear over a period of time makes it larger. Which makes it easier for the intestine to come back through, and ironically enough makes it less painful when it does.
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Any urinary retention issues?



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With the inguinal hernia it was a little tough at first to urinate. It got better after a couple of days. I never had trouble holding it.



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